Kitten rescued from storm drain

May 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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WINCHESTER, Calif., May 25 (UPI) -- Animal authorities in California said an officer crawled into a storm drain to rescue a kitten stranded 12 feet below the street.

Riverside County Animal Services said Officer Amy Farrell crawled into the Winchester storm drain on Olea Road Tuesday and was able to reach the kitten, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

John Welsh, a public information officer with the department, said the kitten had been reported by residents who heard its cries before noon Tuesday. The feline was taken to the Southwest Communities Animal Shelter in Wildomar.

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